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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    A-
Quincy is a town in Illinois with a population of 40,587. Quincy is in Adams County. Living in Quincy offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Quincy there are a lot of bars and parks. Many families, young professionals, and retirees live in Quincy and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Quincy are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$110,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$614
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    37%
  • Own
    63%
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Quincy Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    462.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    2.5
    6.1
  • Rape
    126.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    34.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    536.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,539.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    124.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Quincy

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$42,854
National
$55,322
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Quincy Reviews

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Historically relevant! Beautiful atmosphere, but it seems crime is increasing. It's fairly obese in this area, as well. We have about 4 McDonalds and i'm not 100 percent sure of the reason. It's extremely unfortunate that the few healthy shops that open from time to time go out of business fairly quick. Truly wish Quincy would find some way to decrease the colon clogging fast-food and up the healthy stations. The people are friendly here regardless of the crime. The area in which I live is fairly pleasant. Overall, Quincy is not a terrible area to raise your children, but it isn't much for the single night life seeker.
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Quincy, IL is a wonderful place to live and raise a family. There are many restaurants and stores.Shopping local is a big thing around here and our downtown is alive with many locally owned shops and boutiques. Excellent public, private and parochial schools. There is an excellently rated, small university in town (Quincy University) John wood is the local college and offers many traditional and technical programs. Many bars with karaoke, live bands and other shows. Scotties fun spot offers indoor roller skating, lazer tag and more. The economy is good with many healthcare and industrial job opportunities. Many beautiful parks, biking and fitness trails.
Quincy is a absolutely great town! When you come to Quincy, you get the small town feel, but also get the options of places to shop and eat. The one thing I really enjoy about Quincy, Illinois is the local food! We have over five locally family owned restaurants in town and they are each famous for at least one dish. To sum things up, Quincy is a great little town to live in. Whether your starting a family or going to college, it's a great place to be!